1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Summer Czech Style Pils - Sprecher Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Summer Czech Style PilsSummer Czech Style Pils

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

40 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 40
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 22.25%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sprecher Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with imported malt, soft water & Saaz noble hops, this Czech-style Pilsner is the perfect summer beer. Its rich golden color compliments the mild, earthy, spicy hop aromas & well balanced malt profile for a crisp, clean beer with subtle bitterness.

(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 05-18-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 40 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of TimRasmussen


5/5  rDev +44.5%

05-16-2012 19:35:10 | More by TimRasmussen
Photo of steveh


4.56/5  rDev +31.8%

Happened on this one by accident -- retailer had some left over that wasn't on the shelves a month ago.

A -- Chill-hazed pale gold with a terrific, dense, creamy, long-lasting white head. What points are lost with the chill haze are made up in such a classic, to-style head.

S -- Spicy, earthy hops with some mild breadiness back. There's a vague underlying diacetyl character that gives this beer a distinct Bohemain character.

T -- Spicy Saaz hops hit the palate first with some light citrus tang followed up by bready Pils malt and finishes spicy bitter at first then very clean and dry. There's the same mild diacetyl blending with spicy hops in the aftertaste.

M -- Mouthfeel is soft, nearly creamy, with a medium light to crisp body.

O -- Wow -- this is one great Czech Pils. The mix of spicy Saaz hops and Pilsner malt bready sweetness are near clones of fresh Pilsner Urquell. The only other micro Pils that I've ever thought as good was New Glarus' Bohemian Lager. A lesson in great lager brewing, I hope it's back next year.

10-21-2013 21:11:42 | More by steveh
Photo of tyleeis


4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

11-24-2013 03:51:37 | More by tyleeis
Photo of Profane


4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

12-21-2011 12:14:00 | More by Profane
Photo of dbtoe


4.22/5  rDev +22%

16 oz bottle poured into a pint glass
I am really becoming a Sprecher fan. This is one great Pils. Balanced on the spicy hop side but the malt is right there as well.
Look is a golden body with a 2 finger head that lasted until the end.
Smell is pretty mild and mostly spicy hops.
Taste was a surprise after the mild smell. Really get a nice spicy hop kick then that great pils. Malt flavor takes over.
Feel carbonation is perfect, finishes dry and clean.
Overall this is probably one of the best pils I can remember having in a long time. I’ll be picking up many more of these 4 packs.

07-27-2011 03:32:57 | More by dbtoe
Photo of oberon

North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +20.8%

Poured into a pilsner a vibrant lighter to medium golden with a fluffy bone white head atop that left broken sheets of lace as it settled slowly.Toasted cereal grains and herbal hops in the nose,pleasant but not to assertive.The palate is much more hop assertive, a big shot spicy saaz hops really jump out over top of a crisp cracker dryer malt profile,a sharp,dry,crisp pilsner.This is a great pilsner,maybe the best I have had,the hops are big and the malt is dry and crisp,a great beer.

06-15-2011 00:38:26 | More by oberon
Photo of BeerFMAndy


4.15/5  rDev +19.9%

16 oz twist-top bottle poured into a pilsner glass.
5.0% ABV, 11133 on neck (Bottled April 20th, 2011)

A - Vibrantly clear and golden straw yellow in color, this pils is topped by a two-finger, loosely packed white head. The effervescent foam lingers for a bit then leaves patchy lace left on the glass.

S - Subtle spicy notes of Saaz hops balance the smooth, slightly sweet pilsner malt well. The soft water rounds the nose out with a touch of authenticity.

T - Assertively hopped for a pilsner (or what pilsner has become), the Saaz impart a bold earthy and spicy bite to the taste. Unmatched by malt, the usual pils sweetness of this style gets washed to the background of this beer. Curiously, the flavor still remains delicate.

M - Soft water lends a smooth, clean feel accented by playful carbonation to this brew. The crisp, clean beer finishes with a bright but welcome bitterness from the Saaz.

O - Sprecher's newest addition to the lineup is quite a welcome one as it reaches to and exceeds a style that seems dumbed down as of late. The fragrant aroma and crisp, clean flavor and feel make it both a great nod to a classic Czech pils as well as a spectacular refreshing summer beer!

05-18-2011 02:55:20 | More by BeerFMAndy
Photo of brewcrew76


4.15/5  rDev +19.9%

Bottled May 31st.

A - Slightly hazy, bright golden with a fluffy white head. Huge patches of lace cling to the glass.

S - Spicy hops with sweet, grainy malt.

T - Spicy, herbal hops shine with crisp grainy pilsner malt in the background. Much hoppier in flavor than aroma.

M - Smooth, clean and crisp with a lingering dry finish.

D - About time their is a local pils with a good dose of hops. For those that like their pils a little hoppier this will be a great summer refresher.

06-17-2011 20:20:55 | More by brewcrew76
Photo of eliz108


4/5  rDev +15.6%

05-17-2013 15:34:45 | More by eliz108
Photo of theminutemen


4/5  rDev +15.6%

07-25-2012 20:37:28 | More by theminutemen
Photo of skriv

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +15.6%

08-16-2014 00:45:07 | More by skriv
Photo of Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Fresh bottle from the brewery. Great summer beer, refreshing after a very hot Milwaukee day. Nice foam head retained on mellow yellow body. A little cheese smell but mostly pleasant aroma. A lemon citrus and tastes more bitter than it likely is. Easy mouthfeel and a good drinker.

09-07-2011 03:32:45 | More by Sammy
Photo of Donkster46


3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

07-31-2014 02:53:04 | More by Donkster46
Photo of Stoutfan23DJ


3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

08-14-2013 22:55:44 | More by Stoutfan23DJ
Photo of DabblinWiscCraft


3.58/5  rDev +3.5%

Handed off to me a light yellow-wheat color with next to no head from the tap (I'm guessing this is more the fault of the bar I'm in than the brewery). A bit cloudy with some mild carbonation. The bouquet has very prominent caramel at the front, with more subtle sour and bread notes as an undercurrent. The first tastes I'm struck with are those of sourdough bread and caramel malts, which transitions to some dry tartness and finally a lingering hop bitterness on the palate. Some hints of rye and citrus in the mix. A bit of funkiness in there, as well. The feel is light-bodied and crisp, with plenty of effervescence and acidity.

This pilsener is a little too sour and funky to really be enjoyable to me, though it does have some really engaging flavors that yield some good complexity. It seems like a beer that doesn't quite know what it wants to be; but then again, I'm not one who drinks a lot of Czech style pilseners. Definitely worth a try if you get the chance (especially if, like me, you get to try it for 2 bucks on tap).

07-10-2011 19:42:06 | More by DabblinWiscCraft
Photo of Lemke10


3.58/5  rDev +3.5%

Pouring this beer into a glass is beautiful as the carbonation rises to the top with create the perfect head. The color is a semi-clear, golden yellow with a fluffy off-white head. The scent is mainly yeast and wheat giving it an overall pilsner scent but with a twist of citrus.

The taste is rather bold and daring. The wheat and hops are on the frontline as they attack your taste buds. Slowly there is a sweetness that grows in your mouth however it finishes with a dry, crisp after taste. The texture is smooth which delivers a decent overall volume to the beer.

I’ve had quite a few Sprecher beers in my time and I can’t ever say I have ever had a bad one. This Summer Pils is a complex lager that you don’t often see in a summer beer. It is just as refreshing as it is interesting. Perhaps what it lacks is that traditional pilsner taste, but then again they do advertise this as “Czech Style.” As with most Sprecher brews, you get a full 16 ounces to enjoy in every bottle which always a huge plus!

08-29-2012 04:22:08 | More by Lemke10
Photo of EnJeiBee


3.55/5  rDev +2.6%

A - Slightly hazy pale yellow with a thin white head. Low retention and lacing.

S - Sweet straw notes accompanied by mild peppery hops.

T - Identical to the nose. A sweet malty straw backbone with a mild peppery hop finish.

M - Thin and somewhat watery on the palate.

O - Although this isn't my favorite style of brew, it was enjoyable. Definitely an easy drinker that anyone could enjoy.

09-07-2011 04:28:15 | More by EnJeiBee
Photo of nitter


3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

08-15-2014 01:28:39 | More by nitter
Photo of nosavingsaccount


3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

08-12-2012 03:26:41 | More by nosavingsaccount
Photo of rudabegga9


3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

01-01-2014 15:59:27 | More by rudabegga9
Photo of Grebdioz


3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

12-27-2011 09:59:45 | More by Grebdioz
Photo of NJB145


3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

05-27-2013 20:52:38 | More by NJB145
Photo of Satsuma


3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

07-22-2013 03:25:47 | More by Satsuma
Photo of IronLover


3.48/5  rDev +0.6%

Golden yellow in color with an amber hue and a heavy haze. Poured with with a big, bright white foam that reduced to a healthy cap. Nice sticky lacings on the glass. Sweet bready malt with lemon and orange zest. A hint of melted butter in there too. Medium bodied with a smooth feel below the tangy refreshing carbonation. Floral hop bitterness throughtout with bready malt and buttery notes beneath. Finished crisply with lingering floral and pine hop bitterness. This was much more hop forward than expected.

10-03-2013 23:19:20 | More by IronLover
Photo of Hergestridge


3.29/5  rDev -4.9%

Nice Pilsner.. Fresh taste.. a bit of hoppiness sneaks in. They're root beer is excellent, but the Summer Pils falls a bit short of an Excellent Pilsner.. It was a Beer of the Month Selection and based on the taste... Overall.. I'd Be more than happy to try other Sprecher entries... Definitely a beer I'd drink again.
~Carry On Citizens!!!~

07-29-2014 00:48:46 | More by Hergestridge
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Summer Czech Style Pils from Sprecher Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.